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Hoylake Shipwreck Photography Walks

Walk out to sea at low tide from Hoylake and what do you find about 1 mile offshore? The remains of a large shipwreck!
Add in a beautiful Wirral Sunset and boy do you have a subject to die for!

A unique Wirral subject to photograph.

One of my absolute favourite sunset & sunrise routes! This is a walk 1 mile straight out across the sands at Hoylake to the mysterious unknown Hoylake shipwreck. No one knows the name of the ship that was wrecked here but the large remains are an incredible sight. The wreck first appeared in 2010 and has been slowly emerging from the sands as the tide reveals more and more of it.

The Route

This route is offered as a sunset walk in Summer and a sunrise walk in Winter.

In summer we set off from the slipway at Kings Gap and walk out across the sand exploring the vast flat sandbank at Hoylake. On a clear day views stretch from the Great Orme in north wales all the way up to Blackpool.

About halfway across the beach, in line with Hoylake Lifeboat (in winter we walk from the Lifeboat Station slipway itself), we turn and head straight for the receding water descending the sandbanks until we reach the sea and the remains of the mysterious Hoylake shipwreck.

We’ll then spend a good hour or so looking for interesting compositions as the sun sets in summer and the sun rises in winter before heading back along the same route to our start location.

*Free Neon Light Photowalks are offered for no upfront fee, all I ask is that participants consider giving whatever they feel the walk was worth to them at the end of the walk in the form of a tip with no expectation. Suggested donation £10-£15 but at participants discretion.

Upcoming Walks in Hoylake

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Upcoming Walks out to the Hoylake Shipwreck

For August 2021 only I’m offering this walk on a Free Gratuity basis but there are only a few places left on

I only take up to 10 people on my pre-paid sunset walks and this one is only run a couple of times a year so booking is a must! Click below to see my upcoming walks out to this location and to book your place.

Selected dates across the year

up to a maximum group size of 10.

Walk Includes

  • 3 hour photo walk to Hoylake Shipwreck
  • Full guided walk across the sands with experienced local guide.

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the location
  • Food and drink
  • Camera equipment or personal injury insurance
  • Accommodation

Essential Equipment

  • Camera (camera phones are fine)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Food and fluid

Recommended but Not Essential

  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Change of lenses
  • Torch
  • Other camera accessories (eg trigger remote)

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